Sustainable Urban Development
Land Use Plan
Nowadays, cities face a challenge. They need to manage the use and development of ever decreasing space with a view to environmental and social compatibility. The Land Use Plan 2020, which was agreed to in 2006, is committed to reducing land use as far as possible and includes about 30 hectares less building space than was previously available.
The view that the municipal council and the city administration have for the development of nature and landscape, environment and recreation by 2020 is determined in the Landscape Plan 2020. Valuable living space for humans and animals will be extended and combined into a citywide biotope association by means of targeted nature conservation measures.
Open Spaces Concept
The Land Use and Landscape Plans 2020 also impacted on the open spaces concept, determining the future design of Freiburg’s cityscape. Quality-rich open spaces are important factors for Freiburg’s cultural, historical and aesthetic identity. Where once the development of new district parks such as Seepark or Dietenbach were at the top of Freiburg’s agenda, the focus is now on finding ways to interconnect these open spaces within and with the city. In this case it is clear - the journey is the reward.